IJGA Player ADA Cart Request Form
Procedures For Requesting a Golf Cart at an Illinois Junior Golf Association (IJGA) Events
The IJGA will evaluate, on a case-by-case basis, any request to use a cart at an IJGA sanctioned event due to a claimed disability. For the IJGA to properly evaluate such requests, it is necessary to submit medical documentation setting forth the exact nature of the disability and how that disability prevents such player from walking during a stipulated round. In addition, players will have to submit information sufficient to enable the IJGA to determine that providing a cart would not provide a player with an advantage over other players. Each person seeking to use a golf cart due to a disability under the ADA must complete and submit to the IJGA the form entitled ADA Request for Cart.
In each instance where an applicant is submitting a request for a golf cart, the cart request form (including the required medical documentation as specified on the cart request form) must be submitted to the IJGA by the player (or parent) together and in writing by no later than the Closing Date of that particular event. Please submit the online form form or print out the PDF version and sent it to our office.
***The IJGA will not evaluate requests submitted via telephone or at the site of the event. ***
Applicants seeking to use a golf cart in more than one IJGA event over the course of the season must submit each request individually in writing prior to the Closing Date of each event. The IJGA will evaluate the medical information previously submitted on the person’s behalf during the current IJGA Season, provided it is current as of the relevant submission and was otherwise submitted in accordance with the procedures outlined above.
Please note that requests due to “temporary” injuries or impairments that do not qualify as a “disability” under the ADA will not be granted. A disability protected by the ADA is “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual.” 42 U.S.C.S. §12102 (2001).